George County, MS

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2019 Population
23,917
0.873% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
36.4
0.275% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
17.2%
17.7% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$47,292
2.13% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$110,800
0.911% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
8,361
1.15% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, George County, MS had a population of 23.9k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $47,292. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of George County, MS grew from 23,710 to 23,917, a 0.873% increase and its median household income declined from $48,319 to $47,292, a −2.13% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in George County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.03%), White (Hispanic) (1.76%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.03%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.865%). 0% of the households in George County, MS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.3% of the residents in George County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in George County, MS was $110,800, and the homeownership rate was 81.8%. Most people in George County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.4 minutes. The average car ownership in George County, MS was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Mississippi (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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−5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a −5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

George County, MS is home to a population of 23.9k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.97% of George County, MS residents were born outside of the country (711 people).

In 2019, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.8k people) in George County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.92k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 420 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in George County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.8k ± 76
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.92k ± 274
  3. White (Hispanic)
    420 ± 161
2.86%
Hispanic Population
683 people

In 2019, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.8k people) in George County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.92k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 420 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.86% of the people in George County, MS are hispanic (683 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in George County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.97%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
711 people
1.45%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
343 people

As of 2019, 2.97% of George County, MS residents (711 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in George County, MS was 1.45%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 13.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in George County, MS was 36.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in George County, MS are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all George County, MS residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    20,974 ± 3,543 people
  2. India
    5,148 ± 1,760 people
  3. Vietnam
    3,866 ± 1,526 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 20,974 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,148 and Vietnam with 3,866.

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Citizenship

99.3%
2019 Citizenship
98.9%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.3% of George County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in George County, MS was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    474 ± 141
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    233 ± 122
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    231 ± 120

George County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in George County, MS is $47,292. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in George County, MS was Census Tract 9501.02 with a value of $51,575, followed by Census Tract 9501.01 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $50,250 and $45,966.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,310. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of George County, MS employs 8.36k people. The largest industries in George County, MS are Construction (1,322 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,226 people), and Manufacturing (1,185 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,409), Transportation & Warehousing ($61,429), and Finance & Insurance ($55,436).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,292
2019 value
± $4,411
−2.13%
1 Year Growth
± 14.5%

Households in George County, MS have a median annual income of $47,292, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,319 in 2018, which represents a −2.13% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,021
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,808
$39,310
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,236

In 2019, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Mississippi
  1. Asian
    $48,743 ± $12,305
  2. White
    $48,350 ± $1,460
  3. Other
    $36,365 ± $10,998

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Mississippi.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for George County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.442
2018 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2019, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.611% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501.02
  2. Census Tract 9501.01
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in George County, MS was Census Tract 9501.02 with a value of $51,575, followed by Census Tract 9501.01 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $50,250 and $45,966.

The following map shows all of the tracts in George County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in George County, MS (4.02k out of 23.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    3,183 ± 517
  2. Black
    498 ± 204
  3. Hispanic
    329 ± 176

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in George County, MS is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.36k
2019 Value
± 794
1.15%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in George County, MS grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 8.27k employees to 8.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in George County, MS, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,208 people), Sales & Related Occupations (701 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (679 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of George County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of George County, MS, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,208 people), Sales & Related Occupations (701 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (679 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, George County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.86 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.02 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of George County, MS, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($113,000), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($65,313), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,205).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.36k
2019 Value
± 794
1.15%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in George County, MS grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 8.27k employees to 8.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in George County, MS, are Construction (1,322 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,226 people), and Manufacturing (1,185 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of George County, MS, though some of these residents may live in George County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in George County, MS, by number of employees, are Construction (1,322 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,226 people), and Manufacturing (1,185 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, George County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.57 times higher than expected), Construction (2.42 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in George County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,409), Transportation & Warehousing ($61,429), and Finance & Insurance ($55,436).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $33.5B
  2. $26.7B
  3. $14B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $33.5B, followed by Textiles/leather ($26.7B) and Mixed freight ($14B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$198B
2018 Value in Mississippi
$331B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
66.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Mississippi trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 66.9% to $331B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $31.4B
  2. $15.1B
  3. $14.8B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $31.4B, followed by Tennessee with $15.1B and Louisiana and $14.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in George County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 87.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (10.4%), followed by Other (1.7%). The most partisan county was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for George County, MS
87.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Mississippi
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.8% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Mississippi was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Mississippi colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat after Thad Cochran's resignation.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in George County, MS was $110,800 in 2019, which is 0.461 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $109,800 to $110,800, a 0.911% increase. The homeownership rate in George County, MS is 81.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in George County, MS have an average commute time of 31.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in George County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$110,800
2019 Median
± $10,649
$109,800
2018 Median
± $8,578

In 2019, the median property value in George County, MS grew to to $110,800 from the previous year's value of $109,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in George County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In George County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$47,292
Median Household Income
± $4,411
7.59k
Number of Households
± 631

In 2019, the median household income of the 7.59k households in George County, MS declined from $47,292 from the previous year's value of $48,319.

The following chart displays the households in George County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in George County, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In George County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

81.8%
2019 Homeownership
83.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 81.8% of the housing units in George County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 83.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in George County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in George County, MS have a longer commute time (31.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.17% of the workforce in George County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (74.9%)
  2. Carpooled (14.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.17%)

In 2019, 74.9% of workers in George County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.9%) and those who worked at home (5.17%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in George County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in George County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

82.1% of the population of George County, MS has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 2.61% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Mississippi was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in George County, MS see 2694 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.6% decrease from the previous year (3012 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3062 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3062 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (24.6%). Additionally, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,694 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in George County, MS

Primary care physicians in George County, MS see an average of 2,694 patients per year. This represents a 10.6% decrease from the previous year (3,012 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in George County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Mississippi
$4,045
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,690
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,021
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.9%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
15.7%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
2.61%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in George County, MS grew by 16% from 15.4% to 17.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in George County, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 24.6% prevalence
  2. 24.3% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 24.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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